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Asian shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook

Shares are lower in Asia after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over the potential for trade tensions to harm global growth also weighed on sentiment.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower to 22,183.05, shedding early gains. South Korea's Kospi lost 0.3 percent to 2,478.38 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 0.4 percent to 30,579.54. The Shanghai Composite Index slumped 1.2 percent to 3,080.01. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 retreated 0.2 percent to 5,870.10. Stocks in Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia also declined.

APPLE SUPPLIERS: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. plunged...